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Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008

Part 13: Funding of Charitable Institutions

Part 13 comprises three Chapters covering sections 131 to 160. Chapter 3 provides definitions for “charitable institution” and “collector”. Chapter 1 deals with the regulation of public charitable collections by charitable benevolent and philanthropic bodies – both street collections (described as “collections in a public place”) and those conducted door-to-door. Sections 137 to 142 cover the need for individuals or organisations that wish to promote collections to obtain a public collections certificate and empowers the Commission to either issue or refuse such a certificate. Sections 143 to 149 deal with the requirement on promoters to obtain a permit for most public collections and empower the Commission to issue such permits. Chapter 2 provides for the detailed regulation and control of fund raising.

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